A Kooringal staple is closing its doors after serving the wider community for over 60 years.
Glamis Court Florist opened in 1952 and its chapter will end on June 21.
Owner and florist Lynda Parsons said the decision did not come lightly and she leaves the business with a "heavy heart".
"I'm prepared to close this era and go out with a bang," she said.
"It's hard walking away, but I can't wait for what the future is going to bring.
"There's this young generation; it's a new breed and we must welcome the new inspiration."
Mrs Parsons said from when she was just a little girl, she knew she would always be a florist.
"I've had this business for about 12 years and originally it was down near the Post Office, but it's probably been situated at the Kooringal Mall for 20 years," she said.
"It is a great little shop, but I'm retiring under my terms as I can no longer do wedding flowers as my hands aren't working like they used to.
"When I was eight-years-old, a lovely lady lived across the road and she had the most amazing garden...I knew from the age of 10 that the only thing I was going to do was work with flowers."
Mrs Parsons said florists are driven by emotions, which is a reason why there will always be a need for them.
"It's all driven by the heart; whether it's on the saddest occasion of losing a loved one, or joy of a new baby, or the excitement and celebration of two people coming together to get married or an anniversary," she said.
"There's always something to celebrate, even in times of sadness and so there will always be a market there for floristry."
Mrs Parsons said the work of a florist is more than what meets the eyes.
"A florist shop is really quite personal to the person who owns it," she said.
"Sometimes I'm here at 5-5.30am to meet the local growers who might have traveled from Bright and then working late into the night.
"It's very long hours, but I chose to do that and every person that comes to the shop, comes in with an emotion and so it's quite a unique business to be in."
The flower industry is not without its challenges and up until two years ago, the store only sold Australian products.
"The flower industry is in a whole new change of growth and it's going in different directions, with a lot of imported products coming into the country," Mrs Parsons said.
"This is giving us a great variety and that's wonderful for the industry, but we've got our local products.
"Unfortunately our farmers and growers could not make a living to support their families, so we've lost a lot of our local growers, but we've also picked up a lot of growers."
Mrs Parsons has chosen to close the business without handing it over, but it was a decision that came with a heavy heart.
"At the end of the day not anybody can walk straight into a florist shop and be able to do the variety that you need to be able to do and that was something that weighed heavily on my heart," she said.
"I wasn't prepared to handover to somebody that didn't have the heart and I didn't think that was a fair thing.
"It will be really sad for us at Kooringal we served a wide community but you never know, a person could walk in with experience in the last couple of weeks."
Mrs Parsons wanted to thank the community for their support and connections to the florist.
"I think a lot of people have a history with Glamis Court Florist," she said.
"One client had their wedding flowers here and they were great clients before I took over the business.
"If there's anything such as true love, these two had it and unfortunately one of them passed away this year.
"But the first message I received when I announced the closure was from this beautiful old man that wished me luck and thanked me and the previous owners for making all their moments in life memorable," she said.